To many people a traditional Victorian Christmas immortalised in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol exemplifies the perfect Christmas atmosphere.
For over 30 years, the quaint market town of Grassington has hosted one of the UK’s longest running Dickensian Markets and will transport you back to the Victorian times for an authentic Christmas experience.
Step onto the cobbled streets and you will immediately feel as though you are on the set of A Christmas Carol as young urchins ply their trade and the aromas of hot roast chestnuts and mulled wine fills the winter air.
Browse the stalls and meet colourful characters dressed in authentic period costume, selling everything from traditional decorations, handmade gifts, candles, jewellery and cards. Whether you’re seeking out Christmas decorations or the perfect presents for family or friends, there’s no shortage of things to buy and inspiration on a coach break to Grassington Fayre.
Soak up the festive atmosphere and enjoy a full bill of authentic entertainment as you negotiate the town’s narrow streets, including traditional Victorian street performers. Look out for Scrooge, watch jaw-dropping stunts by circus acts, stilt walkers, fire eaters, and jugglers, and join in with Christmas Carols performed by local bands and schools in the main square.
One of the event’s highlights is a torchlight nativity procession which sees Joseph lead Mary, on a donkey, throughout the village. Santa also parades through the town to his Grotto at the Town Hall, where children can pass on their lists.
Why not add to the period feel yourself by dressing up in Victorian costume?
A fun Christmas Markets coach trip that all the family with enjoy.